cislunar

adjective
cis·lu·nar | \(ˌ)sis-ˈlü-nər \

Definition of cislunar 

: lying between the earth and the moon or the moon's orbit cislunar space

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The space agency has spent the last decade building the Space-Launch System and Orion, a rocket and spacecraft intended to carry people into deep space but also to build a cislunar way station called the Deep-Space Gateway. Marina Koren, The Atlantic, "Trump's NASA Pivot," 7 Oct. 2017 Step two involves the international spaceflight community coming together to build cyclers that ply cislunar space, taking people on trips to the moon and back. Mike Wall, NBC News, "Buzz Aldrin Wants NASA to Retire the Space Station. Here’s Why," 11 May 2017

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First Known Use of cislunar

circa 1877, in the meaning defined above

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